Freeport, New York – Freeport Electric (FE) is warning its customers of a, nationwide utility bill scam. Over the past several days numerous Freeport customers have received telephone calls from individuals claiming to work for LIPA and FE, demanding payment through a pre-paid card on past-due balances. These non-FE callers threaten customers that if they don’t make payment through these pre-paid cards; their service will immediately be shut-off for nonpayment. Customers are then directed to purchase such a pre-paid card to make the Payment in order to keep their power on. Freeport Electric does not accept payments through.